How Climate Change Worsened Violence in Syria

Syrian rebels rally in Aleppo last November. Pau Rigol/ZUMA

International security experts explain how low rainfall can evolve into violent conflict.

Can This Contraption Make Fracking Greener?

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A California company says its new tool can help plug methane leaks. But the proof will be in the fracked pudding.

This Cheat Sheet Will Make You Win Every Climate Argument


Ever find yourself around the dinner table at a loss for good climate arguments? Follow the flowchart!

TIMELINE: Shell’s Year of Arctic Screwups


Shell’s maiden drilling voyage in the Arctic hit a year’s worth of rough seas.

VIDEO: On the Ground at the BP Gulf Oil Spill Hearings


More than $17 billion is at stake as the civil trial against BP opens in New Orleans.


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